Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

A new report calls for an overhaul of Los Angeles’ child protection system following the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez allegedly at the hands of his mother and her

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

A preliminary report released exclusively to NBC4 details the shortcomings cited across multiple agencies charged with protecting children from child abuse and neglect. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

A mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son are expected to return to court next month.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social workers with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services protested Thursday to demand better working conditions, saying they are juggling too many cases at once which could put children...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

The maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old boy tortured and killed allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend have taken the first steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several Los Angeles...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:11 PM PDT

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Records obtained by NBC4 show 63 children died in Los Angeles County as a result of abuse and neglect since January 2012, including some with a lengthy history of allegations leading up to the death.

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Officers, Pickup Driver Injured in Crash

Officers, Pickup Driver Injured in Crash

A Los Angeles Police Department patrol car that was responding to a call for backup near the USC campus collided with a pickup Sunday night, injuring two officers and the truck driver.

White House Intruder With Knife Is Iraq War Vet

White House Intruder With Knife Is Iraq War Vet

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said

Boyfriend Detained After Woman Found Dead in Car

Boyfriend Detained After Woman Found Dead in Car

Sheriff's deputies have detained the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead inside a parked car at a Monrovia home Sunday.

Gov. Brown Signs Clean Air Vehicle Legislation

Gov. Brown Signs Clean Air Vehicle Legislation

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean air vehicles in California.

Manhunt After Missing Student "Person of Interest" Flees Police

Manhunt After Missing Student "Person of Interest" Flees Police

Charlottesville, Virginia, police are working to locate a man they call a "person of interest" in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham after he sped away from police in...

Smoke From Massive King Fire Cancels Ironman Tahoe Races

Smoke From Massive King Fire Cancels Ironman Tahoe Races

Ironman races in Lake Tahoe were canceled on Sunday due smoke and unhealthy air quality from a northern California wildfire. Placer County air pollution officer Tom Christofk says in a statement that sensors in...